The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know — Krebs on Security


39 bookmarks. First posted by douglevin september 2017.


What is a security freeze?
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march 2018 by Chirael
It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit bureau Equifax intend to sell this data to identity thieves. via Pocket
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october 2017 by mikeyp
There's an opt-out section with a link.
There's also a link to Innovis, a fourth reporting agency.
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september 2017 by codersteve
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september 2017 by jonathan
The Consumer Union link is this post is a 404. :-(
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september 2017 by theory
The answer is definitely "yes". And points to your recommendations 👍
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september 2017 by lizconlan
It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit…
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september 2017 by broderboy
Freezing your credit only costs Michiganders $20—but beware TransUnion’s “lock” option; you want a *freeze*.
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september 2017 by zigg
It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit bureau Equifax intend to sell this data to identity thieves. But if ever there was a reminder that you — the consumer — are ultimately responsible for protecting your financial future, this is it. Here’s what you need to know and what you should do in response to this unprecedented breach.
Some of the Q&As below were originally published in a 2015 story, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Security Freeze. It has been updated to include new information specific to the Equifax intrusion.
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september 2017 by rgl7194
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september 2017 by Buffalo_Goku
A: It’s also a good idea to notify a company called ChexSystems to keep an eye out for fraud committed in your name. Thousands of banks rely on ChexSystems to verify customers that are requesting new checking and savings accounts, and ChexSystems lets consumers place a security alert on their credit data to make it more difficult for ID thieves to fraudulently obtain checking and savings accounts. For more information on doing that with ChexSystems, see this link. 
september 2017 by hoboyobo
It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit bureau Equifax intend to sell this data to identity thieves. But if ever there was a reminder that you — the consumer — are ultimately responsible for protecting your financial future, this is it.
september 2017 by SecurityFeed
steps to undertake after equifax breach
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september 2017 by sandeeps_
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september 2017 by toph
It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit bureau Equifax intend to sell this data to identity thieves. via Pocket
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september 2017 by egwillim
RT : Many readers asked for an update on what they should be doing in the wake of the Equifax breach. Here's a Q&A
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september 2017 by akmassey
RT : Many readers asked for an update on what they should be doing in the wake of the Equifax breach. Here's a Q&A
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september 2017 by martin.weber
Many readers asked for an update on what they should be doing in the wake of the Equifax breach. Here's a Q&A
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september 2017 by douglevin